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with investigators with handwritten responses. 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev is unable to speak because of a throat wound. nbc news's pete williams says the suspect is being questioned for brief periods. we don't yet know what he's telling investigators through those written messages. we're also learning the justice department will not file charges against him today as previously thought. that may happen tomorrow. also in boston today, many people stopped to remember the victims and reflect on what has been an overwhelming week in their city. nbc bay area's jay gray has been following the bombings and the aftermath. he has the latest. >> reporter: good evening. investigators continue to clear out areas inside the crime scene, and as more of this city now begins to open, many today were drawn here to the area near egs whe est where it happened ♪ >> reporter: sometimes there's a strength in simply being together. >> people are going to have to band together and be with their loved ones and work through it by talking and feeling. >> reporter: hundreds from different faiths gathered near the blast si
. >> reporter: as accused marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev is in the hospital prosecutors deciding how to handle him. >> he should be an enemy combatant and we should be allowed to question him for intelligence gathering purposes. >> president obama has agreed to delaying miranda rights under public safety measure but rebuffing republicans calling nor for a change in the prosecutorial playbook. he became a u.s. september last year on september 11th. he has the constitutional right to be tried in a civilian court. >> literally hundreds of terrorists, those accused of terrorism have been successfully prosecuted and imprisoned in the united states using the same process that's being used in boston. >> reporter: at the same time lawmakers want to know a lot more about the suspect's dead brother tamerlan tsarnaev traveled to russia for six months after he was brought to the attention of the fbi as a possible islamic extremist. >> we want to know why after he was interviewed and after foreign intelligence service raises a flag on the individual, why he was allowed to travel abroad and yet th
tsarnaev is awake but unable to speak because of a neck authorities that could be self inflicted. dzhokhar tsarnaev is in answering some questions in writing. authorities asked about potential accomplices and unexploded bombs. >> i am not convinced they were planning more attacks. we have to be vigilant. >> police captured him after a dramatic end to the manhunt the broader investigation has focused on his older brother, 26-year-old who died in a shootout with police. last year he traveled overseas to russia and chechnya and linked to jihad videos online. some wonder why he fell ofhei. y questioned him two years ago. >> he got off the radar and traveled to the most dangerous parts of the world. >>the bombings left three dead and dogs injured. many are still in the hospital recovering. >> boston remembered the victims yesterday and prayed for healing. >> forgiveness does not mean we do not realize the heinousness of the crime. in our own hearts, we are unable to forgive, we make ourselves a victim of our own hatred. >> a moment of silence will be held this afternoon at 2:50 eastern the time
, federal interrogators had hope todler be talking to dzhokhar tsarnaev, asking him what happened and why. >> there has been so much conversation yet, but tonight law enforcement officials say they are getting some responses. nbc's pete williams has more on that, and more on how the intense manhunt came to an end on friday. >> reporter: though he lies under guard in a boston hospital in serious condition with gunshot wounds, including one to throat, federal officials say dzhokhar tsarnaev is beginning to respond to a few questions from a team of federal investigators. he is being questioned for brief periods, officials say, because of his condition, and he is responding mostly in writing. but he has difficulty speaking because of his throat wound, which some investigators say could be the result of a suicide attempt. newly released video from police helicopter shows how he was arrested. an armored vehicle with a robotic arm tore away a tarp covering a bet on a backyard trailer where he was hiding friday night. in this thermal image, the heat from his body clearly shows him lying in the bo
. 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev is being treated at a boston hospital today still not well enough to be grilled by federal agents about the bombings and shootings that terrorized the city. >> serious but stable. >> reporter: authorities believe that his older brother tamerlan killed in a gun battle early friday morning while wearing explosives strapped to his chest may have instigated the plot and persuaded dzhokhar to join him in the bloody attacks. >> i am extremely lucky that i'm not at a funeral this morning for one of my officers. >> reporter: but agents are puzzled by what motivated the tsarnaevs. they were raised in the u.s., lived in the same house and seemed to fit in. they attended this cambridge mosque, but a spokeswoman says they raised no red flags. >> in their visits, they never exhibited any violent behavior, sentiments. otherwise, they would have been immediately reported to the fbi. >> reporter: but should the fbi have been watching more closely? in 2011, russian intelligence concerned about the threat of chechnyan terrorism asked the fbi to investigate tamerlan b
is 19-year- old dzhokhar. he remains hospitalized with serious injuries including a gunshot wound to the neck. >> it's hard to say how he received that injury. there was a shootout in watertown. >> reporter: his older brother tamerlan tsarnaev also wanted from the fbi died sunday morning with a shootout with police. authorities say the brothers may have been planning another attack. >> i told the people of boston they can rest easily. the two people that were completing these vicious attacks are dead or arrested. >> reporter: the threat may be over but the grieving and healing have only just begun. and on that note, there will be a moment of silence at 2:50 eastern this afternoon. that is exactly one week after the boston marathon bombings took place. after that bells will ring here in the region to honor those that have lost their lives as well as those in the hospital. the latest numbers on that front more than 50 victims remain in the hospital and three of them are in critical condition. >> reporter tori dunan live from boston. thank you. >>> the oakland a's are in boston. they
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